PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Singled out for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices that deliver measurable business value, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ranked No. 56 from a record-breaking field of more than 200 companies participating in the prestigious annual benchmarking program.
The only peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners, the LearningElite has become the industry's most valuable benchmarking tool. The program utilizes rigorous evaluation methodologies to objectively assess both the scope and value of participants' learning and development practices and to rank the organizations based upon the execution and impact of these initiatives.
According to Sarah Kimmel, director of research and advisory services for the Human Capital Media Group, which publishes Chief Learning Officer, "The LearningElite's incisive analysis yields solid data that prove L&D initiatives are part of an organization's value equation. It also validates what separates the best from the rest. A LearningElite organization has an aligned, precisely executed learning strategy that is backed by leadership commitment. It consistently delivers learning impact that fosters competitive advantage, drives business results and makes a high-performing organization sustainable."
For the 2014 benchmarking, Chief Learning Officer received a record-breaking number of applications from "progressive, proactive, performance-oriented organizations around the world," said Norm Kamikow, HCM president and editor-in-chief. "The 58 organizations that achieved LearningElite status stood out as true innovators in enterprise education. Chief Learning Officer is proud to acknowledge the impact and impressive accomplishments of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. and the other LearningElite organizations."
"We are excited that our peers recognize Jackson Hewitt's commitment to learning and development," said David Prokupek, chief executive officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "The complexities of the work we do require that we foster a culture of continuous learning. Our customers come to Jackson Hewitt® because they expect expert advice. Franchisees join our team because they know they will receive worldclass support and training. This recognition validates the hard work that goes into developing our tax office staff to be the best in the business."
For more information about Jackson Hewitt visit http://www.JacksonHewitt.com.
For more information about the LearningElite, visit CLOmedia.com/elite.
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is the #2 provider of full service paid federal and state tax preparation and related financial service products delivered through approximately 6,400 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including locations in Walmart and Sears stores across the United States. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service also offers an online tax preparation product at www.JacksonHewittOnline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office, visit www.JacksonHewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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